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4 Unchangeable Facts About Change

  1. Things are going to change.
  2. Things need to change to get better.
  3. Things change for better or worse.
  4. Things change with or without you.

Some people don’t change until they suffer enough, they want to, experience enough they learn to or grow enough they are able too.  Suffering is a reality.  It happens everyday in the lives of everyone and there is nothing we can do about it.  We do not have to be defined by the bad experiences in our lives.  Nor, by the choices we have made.  You can use both good and bad experiences and learn from them.  You can initiate change for the better.  Why not start now?

None of us are promised tomorrow.  Make every second of your life count for something good.

Internal growth is a choice you make that affects external circumstances.  Position your heart so that change becomes something that is instinctive and not extinctive.  You will be surprised how much better your life becomes.  Change brings new life, new insights, new relationships, and hope for better tomorrows.

“You can’t change your past but you can change your future.”

Your past only has a future if you give it one.  Stop taking it into every new day and new relationship.  Leave it where it is supposed to stay and that is in the past.  Stop dragging it around like a ball and chain.  Leave it where it was meant to stay and step forward into your future.  Your soul will feel free again and you will have hope for brighter tomorrows.

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Inspiring Life Daily: Motivational Picture Quotes

Never doubt yourself.  Believe you can and you will.

Everyday is another chance to make a positive change to improve your life.

When life gets hard, you should pray about it.

Whatever happens, happens.  We must learn to take life for what it is, a series

of uncontrollable events that is out of our control.  So, we must learn to deal with it.

If you try and fail, you have succeeded at learning.

There are some people that are meant to be in our lives forever.  There are some that

are meant to be in our lives for awhile to encourage and inspire us.  To help us grow.  There are

those who are only in our lives for just a little while.  Just remember the good times you shared and what you

learned from them to help you progress in your dreams and aspirations.  That is what they were here for.

They are people.  Nourish your relation ships. Be good to those who care about

you the most.  Let them know you love them each and every day.  You never know what the next day, hour or

second may hold.

So, be brave.

It is never to late to turn your life around but do not waste another second.  Just do it.

You do not know what the next second may hold.

Dare to be different and never change who you are.

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Motivational Quote of The Day

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!  Live the life you’ve imagined.  As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

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How to Achieve Success

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Secrets to Success

How do you achieve success?

Albert Einstein said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

There is no such thing as failure.  Two words that should not be part of your vocabulary are, “I failed.”  You have never failed if you learned a lesson from something.  The best things that we can ever hope to accomplish are all trial and error.  We just have to learn to look at things differently.

Meaning of Success

Success means different things for different people. It all depends on your goals and what you hope to achieve. Your goals change throughout your life. So will your ideas of success.

Here are some tips to help you stay on track:

  1. Think of your mistakes as learning in progress.
  2. Step outside of yourself and clearly assess what your skill level is and decide what you are capable of as an individual.  This is an invaluable skill to have.
  3. Correctly assess what your goal, once you look at your situation and decide what your skill set is, you will be better able to judge what your goal is and how attainable.
  4. Align your thinking with your goals.  Doubt and fear are incredibly powerful inhibitors.  Mixed with lack of clarity and misguided vision your goal is impossible.  Aligning your thoughts and goals is crucial to your success.
  5. Align your actions with your goals.  If you are not where you would like to be yet, you must formulate an action plan that will get you where you want to be.
  6. Align your environment with your goals.  The next time you are around family and friends tell them your goal and what it is you would like to do.
  7. Do not give up!  The importance of persistence is overlooked in society today.  We expect things to come to us too fast too soon and if it doesn’t we just give up.

You never know how close you are to succeeding.  You only know what you have done so far to get to where you are at.  Your goals, your hopes and your dreams could be just an hour away.  You will never know if you give in too soon.

Take a look at the list and then take a look at your life.  Focus on the things that must be changed to accomplish what you want and then take action to meet them.

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50 Ways To Make Life Simple Again

As we grow older, we become bombarded with outside negative influences.  When faced with obstacles, we fell flat on our faces.  We decided we didn’t want to fall anymore but not facing problems, we avoided them all together.

As a result we drank alcohol, ate comfort food, or took recreational drugs to numb our wounds and fill a void.  We worked late at night to avoid problems or unresolved conflicts at home.  We started holding grudges, playing mind games and deceiving others to get ahead.  And when it didn’t work, we lived above our means, bought things we didn’t need and ate, drank or used more to make ourselves feel better again.

And of course, our lives begin to spin out of control until we lost touch with who we were and what we wanted out of life or what we really need.

So, how do we fix ourselves?  By getting back to the basics and making life simple again.

Here is how:

  1. Don’t try to read the minds of others and do not make them read yours.  Communicate.
  2. Be nice, but don’t try to be friends with everyone you see.  Nurture the relationships you already have.
  3. Get plenty of sleep and exhausted mind is rarely productive.
  4. Your health is your life.  Take care of yourself.
  5. Get up 30 minutes earlier so you don’t have to rush around like an idiot.
  6. Get off your high horse, talk it out, shake hands, and move on.
  7. Don’t waste your time on jealously.  The only person your competing against is yourself.
  8. Get rid of stuff you don’t use.
  9. Ask someone if you’re not sure.
  10. Learn a time-saving trick you can use over and over in the future.
  11. Don’t drink or use recreational drugs when you are mad or sad.  Jog instead.
  12. Pay your bills on time.
  13. Relocate closer to your work.
  14. Handle 2 minute tasks immediately.
  15. Don’t steal.
  16. Always be honest with yourself and others.
  17. Say “I love you” as often as possible to your loved ones as often as possible.
  18. Don’t steal.
  19. Finish one project before you start another.
  20. Single-task.  Spend your time on one project and give it all you got.
  21. Be yourself.
  22. Quit procrastinating.
  23. Stay out of other people’s drama.
  24. Don’t worry about things you can’t change.  Concentrate on things you can.
  25. Buy things with cash.
  26. Smile often.
  27. Maintain your car and home.
  28. Apologize when you should.
  29. If you hate doing it, stop doing it.
  30. Be curious.
  31. Treat people with respect.
  32. Be curious.
  33. Write things down.
  34. Explore new ideas and opportunities.
  35. Don’t be shy.
  36. Don’t worry too much about what other people think.
  37. Spend your time with people who are smart, driven, and like-minded.
  38. Exercise everyday.
  39. Dont eat because your bored.
  40. Find hard work you actually enjoy doing.
  41. Realize that the harder you work the luckier you will become.
  42. Don’t waste your life filling someone elses dreams or desires.
  43. Set priorities and act accordingly.
  44. Take it slow and add up your small victories.
  45. However good or bad it is now.  It will pass.  Accept this fact.
  46. Excel at what you do.
  47. Realize your never quite as right as you think you are.
  48. Build something or do something that makes you proud.
  49. Mature but don’t grow up too fast.
  50. Make mistakes.  Learn from them.  Laugh at them.  Move on.

Enjoy the simple pleasures in life.  These are the ones that money can’t buy.  : )

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Inspirational Story of The Day

The Window” (Author unknown)

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man  was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour a day to drain the fluids from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and   families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. And every afternoon when the  man in the bed next to the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed would live for those one-hour periods where  his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and  color of the outside world. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake, the man had said. Ducks and swans played on the water while  children sailed their model boats. Lovers walked arm in arm amid flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite  detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.  Although the other man could not hear the band, he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive  words. Unexpectedly, an alien thought entered his head: Why should hehave all the pleasure of seeing everything while I never get to see  anything? It didn’t seem fair. As the thought fermented, the man felt  ashamed at first. But as the days passed and he missed seeing more sights, his envy eroded into resentment and soon turned him sour. He   began to brood and found himself unable to sleep. He should be by that  window – and that thought now controlled his life.

Late one night, as he lay staring at the ceiling, the man by the window  began to cough. He was choking on the fluid in his lungs. The other man   watched in the dimly lit room as the struggling man by the window groped for the button to call for help. Listening from across the room, he never moved, never pushed his own button which would have brought the nurse running. In less than five minutes, the coughing and choking  stopped, along with the sound of breathing. Now, there was only silence–deathly silence.

The following morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths. When she found the lifeless body of the man by the window, she was saddened and called the hospital attendant to take it away–no  words, no fuss. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the man asked if he  could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his   first look. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it all himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall.

Moral of the story:

The pursuit of happiness is a matter of choice…it is a positive attitude we consciously choose to express. It is not a gift that gets delivered to our doorstep each morning, nor does it come through the window. And I am certain that our circumstances are just a small part of what makes us joyful. If we wait for them to get just right, we will never find lasting joy.

The pursuit of happiness is an inward journey. Our minds are like   programs, awaiting the code that will determine behaviors; like bank vaults awaiting our deposits. If we regularly deposit positive, encouraging, and uplifting thoughts, if we continue to bite our lips  just before we begin to grumble and complain, if we shoot down that seemingly harmless negative thought as it germinates, we will find that there is much to rejoice about.

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Acts of Kindness For Kids: 10 Ways to Get Them Started

“An act of kindness is something the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”      Mark Twain

No one could have said it better than Mark Twain.  There is no better time to teach your kids about kindness then when they are young.

Here are 10 ideas your kids can do for others:

  1. Tell someone they are special.
  2. Write a note to their teacher, principal, janitor, or lunch room worker to let them know they are appreciated.
  3. Write a letter to a friend or class mate, highlighting their strengths.
  4. Remember that words are powerful say something to someone you know they want to hear–or need to hear.
  5. They can offer to wash their dog or their neighbors dog.
  6. Bake cookies and let your child take to someone who is homebound.
  7. Take pictures your child has drawn or colored to people in the nursing home to brighten their day.
  8. Give winter coats or other clothing items to someone less fortunate.
  9. Do something nice for someone while they are ill– mow their yard, rake leaves, or even tidy up their house.
  10. Send a card to someone in the military overseas.

The best example in children to in learning kindness is for the adults in their lives to show generosity of spirit, good deeds, and acts of service.

What are some other ways we can get our children involved? Please comment back with your ideas!

 

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